About the Program

May 3-4, 2022
Washington University Olin Business School
St. Louis, MO

This program is designed to help drive modern critical thinking and analysis in managing metals related businesses. We will cover and demonstrate approaches to rethinking your business using data science and analytics. A central goal of this program is to assist MSCI members in understanding how to achieve improvements and gains through the development of an information/data strategy as it pertains to their fundamental operations and business performance. 

Join others in the metals industry and learn to:
  • Improve your ability to forecast and predict
  • Optimize your customer and product mix
  • Drive efficiency through data transparency
  • Build competitive advantage using data analytics

Program fee includes course materials, 2-night hotel accommodation, and meals.

Intended Audience  

All members of MSCI are encouraged to attend. While senior executive attendance is encouraged for informational and supervisory purposes, for best results we recommend the attendance of those employees who will actually work with your data.  


Segment 1

  • Introduction to Data Science Today
  • Predictive Analytics & Forecasting, Time Series to Monte Carlo

Segment 2

  • Rethinking Operational Excellence & Profitability

Segment 3

  • Understanding Performance Data
  • Productivity Measures & Management

Segment 4

  • Data Visualization
  • Data Strategy for the Organization


Data Science is taught by the world-class faculty from MSCI’s Strategic Metals Management program, who have been working with metals companies for over a dozen years.

About the Olin Business School

At Washington University’s Olin Business School, students learn to look beyond the bottom line and make thoughtful decisions that benefit business and society. Our global-mindedness — coupled with a values-based, data-driven approach to decision making — prepares students to tackle the greatest challenges of our day and to change the world, for good.

As a leading research-oriented business school, Olin has a network of partners on campus, in the St. Louis community and around the world. Students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations through experiential learning opportunities that include student consulting, internships, case competitions and study abroad programs, among others. Students also develop an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to act nimbly and quickly in the constantly changing business landscape.

Olin is a welcoming community that allows for a deeper level of interaction, participation and program customization. Students can rely on support from faculty, staff and their peers while feeling accomplished in the rigorous course work.

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